Who We Are
The Indigenous Peoples Major Group
Indigenous peoples have been engaging in relevant processes on sustainable development since the Earth Summit (Rio Conference) in 1992. The main advocacy agenda of indigenous peoples in these processes are the respect, protection and fulfillment of the rights of indigenous peoples as affirmed by the UN Declaration on the Rights of indigenous Peoples as well as the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in the development, implementation, monitoring and review process of actions plans and programmes on sustainable development at all levels.
The main mechanism of engagement is the Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG) which is a forum for coordination and planning. The IPMG is coordinating the the Right Energy Partnership with Indigenous Peoples, in collaboration with indigenous representatives at the local, national and regional level.
The IPMG Global Coordinating Committee
The Global Coordinating Committee (GCC) is the coordinating mechanism of the IPMG. The GCC is composed of seven regional focal organizations with designated focal persons and representatives of indigenous women and youth and the two convenors of the IPMG.
The two co-facilitators/co-convenors of the IPMG are Joan Carling for Tebtebba and Roberto Borrero of the International Indian Treaty Council. They are responsible in coordinating with the UN Division on Sustainable Development, the IPMG Global Coordinating Committee, other global Majors Groups, as well as in developing partnerships and collaboration with other institutions.
The focal points for the GCC are listed below.
GCC CONVENORS International
Name: Joan Carling
Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
Name: Roberto Borrero
IP Hub Africa
Name: Daniel Olomae Ole Sapit
Name: Gertrude Kenyangi
Name: Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Organization: Association des Femmes Peules et Peuples Autrochtones du Tchad (AFPAT)
Name: Basiru Isa Manjo
Organization: Mbororo Assoication of Cameroon (MBOYASCAM)
Name: Gunn Brit Retter
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Name: Patricia Wattimena
Name: Gam Awungshi Shimray
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI)
Name: Myrna Cunningham
Name: Dalí Angel
Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association (LCRWCA)
Name: Janene Yazzie
Te Kopu, Pacific Indigenous and Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction of He Puna Marama Trust
Name: Tui Shortland
Name: Lisa Te Heuheu
Centre for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North / Russia Indigenous Training Centre
Name: Rodion Sulyandziga
Name: Polina Shulbaeva
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios Aymara (CEM-Aymara)
Name: Q"apaj Conde Choque
Name: Petra Laiti
FIMI (International Indigenous Women's Network)
Name: Tarcila Rivera
Name: Maria Manuela Sequiera